Microphones :: The Glow, Pt. 2Microphones was Phil Elvrum’s longtime musical platform, and calling card, prior to changing the name to Mt. Eerie in late 2004. Experimental and lo-fi brilliance.

Microphones 2001 album The Glow, Pt. 2 has re-occupied my attention the past week, due in part to the time recently spent taking in The Lightening Bug Situation’s album A Leaf: A Stream.

While programming this week’s SIRIUS show, The Glow’s “I Want Wind To Blow” practically jumped off the playlist, begging to be associated with the former. Though entirely separate…it’s as if the two were somehow connected. Or maybe the tracks just fit really well together and the vicodin I’d eaten had just taken effect. Ah well, anyway, if you’re not familiar with the Microphones work now is a fine time to get hip, and if you haven’t heard The Glow, Pt. 2 in awhile, it’s a fine time to get reacquainted with Phil Elvrum’s opus.

Elsewhere: Matt LeMay’s spot on 2001 review of The Glow, Pt. 2 for Pitchfork Media

MP3: Microphones :: I Want Wind To Blow
Amazon: Microphones – The Glow, Pt. II

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6 Responses to “Microphones :: The Glow, Pt. 2”

  1. this is an all-time favorite of mine. too often i’ve found myself forgetting that, thanks for the reminder.

  2. great album. i love phil so much.

  3. yesyes. This is one of those records I come back to year after year. Definitely one of my very favorites. Perfect for Pacifc Northwest Autumns, and I will certainly agree that it mixes very well with vicodin. In fact, I believe you have just inspired my Saturday evening plans.

  4. This is nearly my fav record of all time. Only ITAOTS is better I believe.

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  6. The Microphones are great, and I love the “Tests” album. Especially the song “Oh Anna” which guests Kaela Maricich of The Blow on vocals. Fantastic track.

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